Aug 5, 2010
by Sharon Archer
Reading: My revisions!
Watching: New Tricks DVD
Making Me Smile: Seven Sleeps to go!
Seven sleeps and I’ll be off to the Romance Writers of Australia conference! I can’t wait to catch up with friends at Coogee! It’s going to be huge and there’s going to be a LOT of talking! And I’ll get to meet my fellow LoveCats – some of them for the very first time... well, face-to-face first time because we’re already firm e-friends!
AND I’m taking part in my very first book signing! The Australian Romance Readers Association is organising an event to coincide with the conference in Sydney. I’m really excited about this and more than a bit nervous too! I belatedly thought it might be a good idea to Google for tips!
I found some terrific sites – including one by Larry James. I’ve promised myself I’ll go back to study this well before I do another book signing!
Of course, I’ve left it way too late to take advantage of some of the suggestions – like promo materials. Fortunately, other clever LoveCats have thought of this so we have these LoveCat DownUnder postcards to give away. Very cool!
One of Larry’s tips – his most important - was to HAVE FUN! So I’m going to be sure to follow that one!
And because it’s all so beautifully organised by the ARRA, I don’t need to do things like make sure there’ll be somewhere for me to sit, or posters, or announcements. Another really great thing about this event is that I won’t be doing it all alone! There are more than 40 other authors – including fellow LoveCats - and I know the ARRA will have us all very well catered for.
But some other tips I found on the web were nice little extras like have a nice pen, lots of water handy and a camera!
So do you have any other tips for me? If you do, I’d love to hear them! And I’d love to see you at the signing too!
PS I also came across this fun and very clever You-Tube clip by Parnell Hall which I thought I’d share with you... I'll be going out to buy one of his books after this! Sadly, I can't sing for peanuts so I won't be able to turn my book signing experience into a You-Tube ballad - for which you should all be profoundly grateful! ;)